Citrix ADC SDX

Introduction to Citrix ADM service connect for Citrix ADC SDX appliances

Citrix ADM service is a cloud-based solution that helps you manage, monitor, orchestrate, automate, and troubleshoot your Citrix ADC SDX appliances. It also provides analytical insights and curated machine learning based recommendations for your applications health, performance, and security. For more information, see Citrix ADM service.

Citrix Application Delivery Management (ADM) service connect is a feature to enable seamless onboarding of Citrix ADC SDX appliances onto Citrix ADM service. This feature helps Citrix ADC SDX appliances and Citrix ADM service to function as a holistic solution, which offers customers multi fold benefits.

Citrix ADM service connect feature lets the Citrix ADC SDX instance automatically connect with Citrix ADM service and send system, usage, and telemetry data to it. Using this data, the Citrix ADM service gives you some insights and recommendations on your Citrix ADC SDX infrastructure - like quick identification of performance issues, and high resource usage.

To harness the power of Citrix ADM service, you can choose to onboard your Citrix ADC SDX appliances to Citrix ADM service. The onboarding process uses ADM service connect, and makes the experience seamless and faster for you.

Points to note

  • Citrix ADM service connect is now available on Citrix ADC MPX, SDX, and VPX instances, and Citrix Gateway appliances.

  • Citrix ADM service connect is not yet available on the Citrix ADM service.

For more information, see Data governance.

How does Citrix ADM service connect support with Citrix ADM service?

Here is a high-level workflow of how the Citrix ADM service connect feature on Citrix ADC interacts with Citrix ADM service.

  1. Citrix ADM service connect feature on Citrix ADC SDX appliance auto connects with Citrix ADM service using a periodic probe request.

  2. This request has system, usage and telemetry data, using which the Citrix ADM service gives you some insights and recommendations on your Citrix ADC infrastructure - like quick identification of performance issues, and high resource usage.

  3. You can view the insights and recommendations and decide to onboard your Citrix ADC SDX appliances to the Citrix ADM service to start managing your Citrix ADC SDX appliances.

  4. When you decide to onboard, the Citrix ADM service connect feature helps complete the onboarding seamlessly.

What versions of Citrix ADC is Citrix ADM service connect supported on?

Citrix ADM service connect is supported on all Citrix ADC platforms and all appliance models (MPX, VPX, and SDX). Starting from Citrix ADC release 13.0 build 64.xx, Citrix ADM service connect is enabled by default for Citrix ADC SDX appliances.

How to enable Citrix ADM service connect?

If you are an existing Citrix ADC customer, and upgrade to Citrix ADC release 13.0 build 64.xx, Citrix ADM service connect is enabled by default as part of the upgrade process.

If you are a new Citrix ADC customer, installing Citrix ADC release 13.0 build 64.xx, Citrix ADM service connect is enabled by default as part of the install process.

Note

Unlike the new Citrix ADC appliances, existing Citrix ADC SDX appliances find the route through Citrix Insight Service (CIS) or Call Home.

How to enable and disable Citrix ADM service connect?

You can enable and disable Citrix ADM service connect from CLI, GUI, or NITRO API methods.

Using the CLI

To enable the Citrix ADM service connect by using the CLI

At the command prompt, type:

set autoreg_setting autoreg=true

To disable the Citrix ADM service connect by using the CLI

At the command prompt, type:

set autoreg_setting autoreg=false

To display Citrix ADM service connect settings by using the CLI

show autreg_setting

                 autoreg: true

     is_banner_displayed: true

Done

Using the GUI

To disable the Citrix ADM service connect by using the Citrix ADC GUI

  1. Navigate to System. On the System page, click Configure Citrix ADM service connect under System Settings section.

  2. On the Configure ADM Parameters page, clear Enable Citrix ADM service connect, and click OK.

    Configure ADM service connect

Using the NITRO API

You can disable Citrix ADM service connect by using the NITRO command.

curl -X PUT -H "Content-Type:application/json" http://10.102.201.162/nitro/v1/config/sdx_autoreg -d '{"sdx_autoreg":{"autoreg":"false"}}' -u nsroot:Dynasty@jan2020

Citrix ADM built-in agent behavior

From Citrix ADC release 13.0 build 61.xx and higher, Citrix ADC SDX instances have built in agent with ADM service connect functionality. The Citrix ADM built-in agent available on Citrix ADC SDX instances starts like an active daemon and communicates with ADM service. After communication with ADM service is established, the built-in agent auto-upgrades itself to the latest software version regularly.

References

For more information on Citrix ADM service connect, see the following topics:

Introduction to Citrix ADM service connect for Citrix ADC SDX appliances